The head coach is responsible for administering all aspects of competitive Division III men’s and women’s tennis programs, adhering to the guidelines and expectations that are set forth from Illinois College, the Midwest Conference and the NCAA. In addition to the day-to-day coaching, the Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach is responsible for the organization of scheduling, budget, travel coordination, game day staff management, equipment management, camps, and fundraising. In addition to these responsibilities, the Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach is expected to meet recruiting and retention goals.
The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities.
Recruit, retain and graduate successful student-athletes
Meet the recruitment, retention and net tuition revenue goals set by the College
Plan season competition schedule, coordinate travel, plan and conduct practices
Ensure academic performance and personal development of student-athletes
Collaborate with Early Intervention group
Maintain a high level of professionalism on and off the court toward student athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community
Monitor and manage both men’s and women’s tennis budgets and program resources
Coordinate fundraising with Development and Alumni Affairs; Manage fundraising account
Maintain a clear understanding and adhere to the NCAA and Midwest Conference bylaws
Additional administrative responsibilities will be assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics
Bachelor’s Degree, required.
Minimum of three years’ experience coaching tennis, some intercollegiate experience preferred
Intercultural competency; ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts experience and the philosophy of DIII athletics
Passion and motivation to recruit and mentor student-athletes
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Possess an outcomes-oriented approach to coaching
Professional integrity and a positive approach to conflict management/resolution
Commitment to compliance with all NCAA, Midwest Conference and Illinois College rules and regulations
Ability to work weekdays, weekends, and some evenings
Valid driver’s license with evidence of insurability, required
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Illinois College
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 85 miles north of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois state capitol. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population. The College develops in its students, qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.